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An inspiring reference book for young readers to pore over, covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. Arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 colourful photos, illustrations and diagrams. QR codes provide instant access via a mobile phone or tablet to 150 video clips of animals, space, places round the world and more, which enhance the information in the book. An additional 650 internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks website take children to websites with online activities, games and further information.

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781409577669
Extent: 320 pages
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
ISBN: 9781409586111
Extent: 320 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 188mm

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“Loved by many ages”
My 3-7 yr olds love to have this read to them and sit to look at the big colorful pictures. My 9 yr old enjoys reading it to herself. I appreciate the variety of topics that are organized into categories, and that the QR codes are so easy to use.
“Perfect for a Five Year Old”
My five year old loves this book! He got it for Christmas and we've read a few pages every night. It keeps him interested and asking questions. He really comprehends what we read about and it's a fun book to read.
Well laid out, visually captivating and includes some key facts that are useful and interesting for young inquiring minds. This made a generous bedtime story that was difficult to put down! Introduces subjects that could initially be overwhelming to children in easily digestible two page chapters. Thanks Usborne for being one of the few publishers that still makes quality entertaining and informative books that do not dumb down or trivialise imagination for the younger generation!


For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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